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Putin orders import limits over sanctions

President Vladimir Putin has ordered government agencies to restrict imports of food and agricultural products from the countries that have imposed sanctions against Russia over the conflict in... Read more »

Published Aug. 6, 2014

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US trade gap narrows to lowest level in 5 months

The U.S. trade deficit fell in June to its lowest level since January as imports dropped sharply, led by lower shipments of cellphones, petroleum, and cars. Read more »

Published Aug. 6, 2014

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Anick Jesdanun: 7 ways to create better, stronger passwords

With the recent news that a Russian hacker ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations, it's a good time to review ways to protect yourself online. Read more »

Published Aug. 6, 2014

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Pew: Split views on robots' employment benefits

In 2025, self-driving cars could be the norm, people could have more leisure time and goods could become cheaper. Or, there could be chronic unemployment and an even wider income gap, human... Read more »

Published Aug. 6, 2014

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Anick Jesdanun: Review: Amazon phone better for info than shopping

My buying habits have yet to change in my nearly three weeks with Amazon's shopping-centric Fire phone. Read more »

Published Aug. 6, 2014

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Ukraine looms over European Central Bank meeting

The crisis in Ukraine and a hesitant recovery in Europe are casting shadows over the European Central Bank's meeting Thursday. Read more »

Published Aug. 6, 2014

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Yelp CEO reviews his own business after 10 years

After Yelp posted the first quarterly profit in its history last week, the online business review site got panned on Wall Street. The company's stock plummeted 11 percent the day after the results... Read more »

Published Aug. 6, 2014

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Pandora cuts first-ever direct deal with artists

Internet radio leader Pandora has come to its first-ever direct licensing deal with artists, a wide-ranging agreement with independent label group Merlin that both said would mean higher payments... Read more »

Published Aug. 6, 2014

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Sprint names new CEO after dropping T-Mobile bid

Sprint's new owner is replacing its longtime CEO after dropping its bid for rival wireless carrier T-Mobile US. Read more »

Published Aug. 6, 2014

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Wal-Mart's website to personalize shopping

Wal-Mart, in its latest bid to compete with nemesis Amazon.com, is rebuilding its website to further personalize the online shopping experience of each customer. Read more »

Published Aug. 4, 2014

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SpaceX to build rocket launch site in South Texas

SpaceX will build the world's first commercial site for orbital rocket launches in the southernmost tip of Texas. Read more »

Published Aug. 4, 2014

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Tax season may be over, but scammers never take a holiday

Just because it isn’t income tax filing season doesn’t mean that scammers posing as IRS agents take time off. Read more »

Published Aug. 4, 2014

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A Closer Look: Secure your phone without passcodes

Anick Jesdanun takes a deeper look at phone passcode options in the debut of an occasional series, A Closer Look. Over the weeks, the series will explore features in various gadgets and services. Read more »

Published Aug. 4, 2014

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Ag tourism touted as way to boost rural economies

With its sweet fruit-flavored liqueurs, a working farm and eccentric cast of characters— including a dancing lemon — Bloomery Plantation Distillery has attracted tourists from every... Read more »

Published Aug. 4, 2014

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US airfares on the rise, outpacing inflation

Airfare has gone up 10.7 percent in the past five years — after adjusting for inflation — according to an Associated Press analysis of data from the Airlines Reporting Corp., which... Read more »

Published Aug. 4, 2014

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Walgreen CFO leaves, replaced with Kraft exec

Walgreen's top financial officer is leaving the largest U.S. drugstore chain as it nears a key decision about its future that could involve a politically touchy overseas reorganization. Read more »

Published Aug. 4, 2014

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Not so golden: Wealth gap lasting into retirement

A growing gulf in the retirement savings of the wealthy and people with lower incomes threatens to exacerbate an already widening wealth gap. Read more »

Published Aug. 3, 2014

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Wal-Mart's website to personalize shopping

Wal-Mart, in its latest bid to compete with nemesis Amazon.com, is making changes to its website to personalize the online shopping experience of each customer. Read more »

Published Aug. 3, 2014

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Man-made wetlands turn wastewater into tap water

As murky water snakes through a man-made wetland between Dallas and Houston, its shallow ponds of lush vegetation slowly filter out phosphorous and nitrates until, a week later, the water runs... Read more »

Published Aug. 3, 2014

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US auto sales sizzle in July, helped by discounts

Big discounts helped U.S. auto sales sizzle in July. Read more »

Published Aug. 1, 2014

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Prosecutor: Peanut plant faked salmonella results

A federal prosecutor says a Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak fabricated food-safety lab results sent to customers including food giant Kellogg's. Read more »

Published Aug. 1, 2014

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Harley recalls bikes for ignition switch problem

Ignition switch problems that have plagued General Motors and Chrysler have now turned up in the motorcycle business. Read more »

Published Aug. 1, 2014

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NASA to test making rocket fuel ingredient on Mars

NASA plans to make oxygen — a key ingredient of rocket fuel — on Mars early next decade. Read more »

Published July 31, 2014

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Tesla says decision on battery factory months away

Electric car maker Tesla Motors said Thursday that it is preparing a site near Reno, Nevada, as a possible location for its new battery factory, but is still evaluating other sites. Read more »

Published July 31, 2014

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USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections

The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year. Read more »

Published July 31, 2014

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